Sydnee + Porter || August 5, 2016

Life has finally settled down after Syd's wedding, a few large work events and finals. I am finally getting around to posting about their wedding - brace yourself... there are probably way too many pictures in this post but I had the hardest time narrowing them down. 

I just can't believe my baby sister is MARRIED! I am soo happy for them!

She convinced me to take her bridals - it had been years since I had used my camera "seriously" - but I just couldn't say no. We headed up Little Cottonwood Canyon and lucky for us, the wild flowers had bloomed just days before we came. It was gorgeous!  










She, being the easiest bride ever, wanted a very basic reception - nothing too crazy. I did all the signage and large photos while my mom and hubby built the gorgeous serving station. What started out as a small panel to cover the freezers, turned into quite the piece! 







 ^ We had the cutest servers around town ^


 ^ Swig & Zeppe's - their favorite!


We are so happy for you Syd & Porter! We hope you love marriage just as much as we do because it truly is the best! Now, the race for grand babies is on.....



Glamping!


My family is the best at last minute vacations - like in a ridiculous way. 
Like, Saturday mornings you should be up and ready because you could get a call at any time inviting you on a trip to Jackson Hole for the weekend. #truestory

Our last impromptu vacation was a trip to Bear Lake for the 24th of July. 
We decided to give "glamping" a try and spend the day out on the water.

Well, glamping is amazing! We stayed at Conestoga Ranch and it was gorgeous. The view of the lake was amazing and everything about the place was, as my sister says, "on point".






It was crazy to think some people thought this was real camping!
It's definitely nothing like the backpacking trip we planned next week...

We spent Monday out on the lake, which was surprisingly empty! And of course, Kalvin's new baby - the Yeti - was strapped in, front & center! 



Kalvin's farmer tan is killin' it this year.. hahaha

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If you ever get the chance to glamp - do it!

Causey Reservoir


Kalvin & I purchased our first swim suit of the season last weekend.....from the clearance rack..... because it's the end of July..... and summer is basically over.

We were a little late to the "summer activities" this year. Work and school and life has gotten the best of us this year. But we finally saw a free Saturday and took advantage of it!


Friday night after my sister's engagement dinner, we headed up the canyon to Kalvin's grandparents cabin up by Causey Reservoir to spend a night with his brother's family. I ate way too many s'mores and lost almost every game of Uno.

The next day, we spent the day paddling around on Causey.
It was so nice to get outside & the water was perfect!


How cute is he?!

We rented the canoe from Campus Rec so after taking it back on Saturday afternoon, we stopped at our favorite burger place - Morty's!  I crave their fries all the time, which is why I am so glad don't live close to them anymore!


Again, how cute is he? 

It was the perfect break from our somehow chaotic lives! 


There's No Place Like Our Heavenly Home

Oh, girls camp!

I had the opportunity to help plan and spend the last week at girls camp with 45+ amazing girls! I grew up in this ward and half of these girls we just little beehive's when I  was in Young Women's - one of which I helped hang on a flagpole my last year of camp.... My poor leaders. 


Our camp director came up with perfect theme - The Wizard of Oz, There's No Place Like Our Heavenly Home.


Each day had a theme - Be Brave, Have Heart, Seek Knowledge & Come Home.
During each morning devotional, we handed out the matching character pin to each of the girls to put on their camp lanyard. 





Naturally, we had to include BB Frosch in the crafts! 




We made the cutest hanging chalkboards with felt flowers, unfortunately I got so caught up in the craft, this is the only picture I got.


The last night we "pampered the camper" by making sugar scrubs, painting nails, & braiding hair. We all wore our adorable camp shirts to dinner. 


Terrible picture of our shirts but how cute are they!?


It was such a great week and I loved every second of it but I sure was happy to find my bed again!







Valentine's Day Weekend || 2016

This year we spent Valentine's Day in Cokeville - we couldn't have asked for a better weekend away! 
Kalvin and I were in need of a break and free time - life has been crazy! 

On Saturday, we headed up the canyon to the local ski lodge. Being such a small town & resort, it was perfect - zero lines & gorgeous views! It had been four years since I had snowboarded and nine since Kalvin had skied! Yes, we were scared for our lives haha. 

Kalvin skied a lot growing up, so he naturally had no problem bouncing back... me, not so much! 
And yes, before you think it, his beard is outta control!



And this is how Kalvin really feels about skiing with me... Haha




We finished the weekend off with way too much food, horrible-dipped chocolate covered strawberries and a little moonlight dancing [Kalvin's classic move].  I just love that man, he spent the entire weekend spoiling me!  I look forward to many, many more Valentine's Days with this hunk!